Dr. Douglas Smego, MD

Dr. Douglas Smego, MD

Cardiothoracic Surgery  ·  
Male  ·  
67 y/o

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Dr. Douglas Smego, MD is a cardiothoracic surgery specialist in Chicago, IL and has been practicing for 36 years. He specializes in cardiothoracic surgery and surgery.

University Cardiovascular Surgeons

1725 W Harrison St Ste 1156

Chicago, IL 60612
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Insurance Accepted

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield

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Top Care Areas

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Vascular Disease
more than 50% of peers
Heart Disease
more than 48% of peers
Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
more than 46% of peers

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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Smego "I like to use visual aids. And I think that pictures and photographs and drawings are an incredible way to teach people and answer their questions. Most people seem to be visual learners - that is, they want to see, they want to understand. And if you show them, say, what a heart valve is, or what the thoracic aorta is, and then take them through a series of steps of what you're going to do to repair, or fix, or replace this diseased organ or part, they understand. And here, understanding and knowledge is what takes away the fear."

2  Specialties

  • Cardiothoracic Surgery
  • Surgery

2  Board Certifications

  • General Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Surgery*
  • Thoracic Cardiovascular Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Thoracic Surgery*

30  Conditions Treated

  • Aneurysm
  • Angina and Acute Coronary Syndrome
  • Aortic Aneurysm
  • Aortic Dissection
  • Aortic Valve Disease
  • Aortic Valve Regurgitation
  • Arrhythmias
  • Atrial Fibrillation
  • Atrial Flutter
  • Cancer
  • Cardiomegaly
  • Cardiomyopathy
  • Carotid Artery Disease
  • Congenital Heart Defects
  • Congenital Heart Disease
  • Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
  • Endocarditis
  • Heart Disease
  • Lung Cancer
  • Mediastinal Tumors, Not Specified as Malignant
  • Mitral Valve Disease
  • Mitral Valve Stenosis
  • Pericardial Disease
  • Peripheral Arterial Aneurysm
  • Peripheral Arterial Aneurysm and Dissection
  • Pleural Neoplasm, Not Specified as Malignant
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Pulmonary Embolism
  • Thrombosis
  • Vascular Disease

24  Procedures

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Illinois.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.


  • Umdnj--New Jersey Medical School
    Medical School | Graduated 1977
  • Ny Hospital Cornell Med Center
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1978
  • Ny Hospital Cornell Med Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1982
  • University Louisville School Med
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1983
  • Montefiore Einstein University Hospital
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

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Languages Spoken

  • English

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